You can’t fix stupid, but you can get a good chuckle at the expense of clueless politicians.
Now California Governor Gavin Newsom made a complete laughingstock out of himself.
And you’ll have coffee coming out of your nose when you read what’s happened.
California Governor Gavin Newsom felt about ten feet tall and bulletproof after signing the ultimate leftist, central planner, climate Nazi bill recently.
With a stroke of a pen, he not only dealt a massive blow to the freedom of the citizens in his states, but he also paved the way so every other blue state in the nation can follow suit.
Thanks to a bizarre legal construct, California is the only state in the nation allowed to make stricter environmental laws than the federal government.
But after California puts a new regulation in place other states are allowed to follow suit.
Trigger laws to placate rabid environmentalists
So, when Newsom recently signed a bill decreeing no new cars with gasoline engines can be sold in the state of California after the year 2035, he set off what’s likely to be a domino effect.
Some other states even have trigger laws to placate rabid environmentalists.
Then California immediately turned around and proved conservative skeptics right.
As an MIT grad and with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) has seriously challenged the notion that leftist dreams of an all-electrical transportation system could possibly work.
In July Massie nearly caused Biden administration Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s head to explode when explained what would happen to the electric grid if Democrats got their way.
“Numbers are important. It would take four times as much electricity to charge the average household’s cars as the average household uses on air conditioning,” Rep. Massie explained during a Congressional hearing. “So, if we reach the goal by 2030 that Biden has of 50 percent adoption instead of 100 percent adoption, that means the average household would use twice as much electricity charging one of their cars as they would use for all of the air conditioning that they use for the entire year.”
Not only is Massie’s calculation that the electric grid would be overwhelmed by mass adoption of electric vehicles correct, it turns out California is already in over its head.
Cali car ban lunacy proved unworkable already
Mere days after announcing a plan to phase out gasoline vehicles, officials sent out an advisory asking residents to avoid charging their electric vehicles.
The state government’s “voluntary energy conservation” effort over Labor Day weekend reveals exactly how weak the state’s power infrastructure is.
Thanks to a heat wave they’re asking residents to take “the top three conservation actions” which include “set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights.”
The state is trying to play it up as some sort of special weather emergency, but the truth is that California suffered from blackouts during Labor Day weekend last year as well.
You don’t have to be an expert to realize the state’s latest scheme to ditch gasoline vehicles is completely unworkable.
But even some leftist academics are now admitting that the current course is a recipe for disaster.
“Today, most people charge their electric cars when they come home in the evening—when electricity demand is typically at its peak,” researchers at Cornell University’s College of Engineering explained. “If left unmanaged, the power demanded from many electric vehicles charging simultaneously in the evening will amplify existing peak loads, potentially outstripping the grid’s current capacity to meet demand.”
The fact that Gavin Newsom’s pet policy just went bust is beyond entertaining.
But the whole situation also reveals a much more sinister problem: leftist central planners are obsessed with taking away citizens’ freedoms to go where they want when they want to.
But they have no problem with grounding us at home—ideally in an overheated apartment with a useless electric car that can’t be charged in some hellhole urban metropolis where everyone has to rely on the government.
The Left’s “Green” lunacy isn’t crazy
Democrats’ environmental schemes aren’t crazy. Not from authoritarian politicians’ perspective anyway.
They know their agenda has nothing to do with actually protecting the environment because that’s never been their real goal.
For them it’s all about controlling your environment, and they’re more than willing to obliterate the American middle-class and poor to make it happen.
Sadly, they’ve made significant headway despite their plans demonstrating in real-time that they’re a recipe for misery for nearly everyone.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.